Corrie fans praise Peter Ash's performance as Paul opens up about Kel's abuse 2 weeks ago

Corrie fans praise Peter Ash's performance as Paul opens up about Kel's abuse

Viewers called his performance 'outstanding' and 'gut-wrenching.'

Coronation Street fans were praising Peter Ash's performance tonight as Paul Foreman opened about being groomed and abused by Kel Hinchley as a child.

Friday night's double-bill saw Gemma and Bernie break into Kel's place to look for Daniel's stolen laptop. However, they found a number of old photographs of Paul, as well as other youngsters.

The two women's confusion soon turned to horror and devastation as they realised what they had found. Bernie and Gemma decided they were going to talk to Paul about the images.

An emotional Paul revealed the extent of the abusive nature of his relationship with Kel, as he recalled his childhood experiences.

And while Gemma and Bernie urged him to report everything to the police, he insisted that revisiting the past in that way would be too painful for him.

Following the episode, fans took to Twitter to praise actor Peter Ash for his powerful performance.